About the Petroleum Industry
Petroleum Industry Overview
The oil and gas industry is a natural for Canada. Under our vast
lands, Canada holds the third largest oil reserves in the world,
after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. And Canada is the world's third
largest natural gas producer, after Russia and the US. Read
more industry stats.
Some of the oil and gas produced here is sold within Canada, but
most of it is exported. Global demand for oil and gas products is
expected to grow steadily into the future
and Canada is well-positioned to meet that increasing demand.
Exciting innovations are helping us get at oil and
gas deposits that were once too difficult to access. New
technologies are also making the industry safer, more efficient and
more environmentally friendly.
The oil and gas industry contributes significantly to
Canada's economy through employment,
taxes, royalties and investments.
Because of all these factors, there are plenty of career
opportunities in oil and gas! Many companies
are recruiting skilled and enthusiastic employees in all
parts of the industry.
If you're new to oil and gas, you may not know what part of the
industry you'd be interested in. There are many diverse career
options that need people just like you!
How the Oil & Gas Industry Works
The Canadian petroleum industry divides itself into three